When to worry about period pain ?

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When to worry about period pain?

 

     You have already been told: "that's what being a woman is all about", "and childbirth is even worse", "it's okay, it's only for a few days" .... etc.

Let's not normalize period pains anymore!

     It's not normal to have significant pain during your period, from mild to moderate use our 13 Best Tips without medication and without side effects to get maximum relief! 

But if none of our 13 best Tips help you, nor any painkiller (like paracetamol or antispamodic) CONSULT QUICKLY!

 Also, if the pain becomes incapacitating or disabling, CONSULT NOW!

            Many causes can come into play, it is essential to CONSULT!

           

  • Endometriosis

 

     This CHRONIC and COMPLEX disease is all too common, affecting 1 in 10 women at various degrees of intensity and can make life very difficult for women and young women.

     Defined by the presence of tissue similar to the uterine mucosa in the endometrium (= mucosa lining the inner wall of the uterus) or outside the uterus (ovaries, abdominal cavity, between the uterus and the bladder or rectum, intestinal wall or bladder). These tissues will undergo monthly hormonal influences and variations during each menstrual cycle.

     According to the "Implantation Theory", under the effect of the uterine contractions, the fragments of endometrium normally destroyed by the immune system, IMPLANTE then undergoes the various hormonal stimulations and unfortunately proliferates on the neighboring organs:

- Bladder

- Intestine

- Trompe

- Peritoneum

- Ureter

- Diaphragm

- Ovaries...

 

Types of endometriosis

     Let's not talk about endometriosis anymore, but about endometriosis!

Each case is unique and deserves to be evaluated by a health professional!
Talk to your doctor FAST if you feel concerned!

3 Types of Endometriosis (according to the Recommendations for Clinical Practice of endometriosis, published by the High Authority for Health and the National College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians of France, 2018):

  1. SUPERFICIAL (or peritoneal) endometriosis: ectopic endometrium implanted on the surface of the peritoneum
  2. OVARIAN endometriosis: ovarian cyst with chocolate-colored fluid
  3. DEEP PELVIAN (or subperitoneal) endometriosis: corresponds to implants present more than 5 mm below the surface of the peritoneum. This can affect :

- 50% of cases: uterosacral ligaments

- 20-25%: the intestine (recto-sigmoid junction and the anterior surface of the rectum)

- 15%: posterior vaginal pouch

- 10%: bladder

- 3%: ureters

- Uncommon: terminal ileum, sigmoid, right colon, appendix

 

Misconceptions:

- No known correlation regarding the type of endometriosis and the intensity that pain may have.

- Pregnancy does not cure endometriosis but can improve it or preserve its deterioration, allowing a more or less long period of "remission".

 

Possible symptoms :

- Intense or even incapacitating pain outside of menstruation

- Intense or even disabling pain during menstruation = dysmenorrhea

- Chronic fatigue: may be related to iron deficiency anemia (lack of iron due to bleeding)

- Bleeding periods

- Urinary disorders: urinary burning, blood in the urine, frequent urination

- Radiant pain in the lumbar region, sometimes up to the legs = cruralgia

- Infertility

- Digestive disorders: diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain...

- Painful sexual relations = dyspareunia

- Frequent pelvic pain

- Ovarian cysts

- Painful defecation

- Difficulty urinating = dysuria

- Abdominal pain: often at the level of the umbilicus

 

     These pains remain and are incapacitating (partial or total) or even disabling for 1 to several days! These pains do not go away with the 13 Tips against menstrual pain or with paracetamol. In the most serious cases, the pain can even be PERMANENT! In such cases, heavier doses of painkillers or even morphine are required.

The impact on the person's life is catastrophic and disabling!

Personal :

- Inability to lead a normal life

- Marital life impacted

- Inability to take care of children/day-to-day tasks

- Inability to cook/care for self...

- Painful sexual intercourse

- Decreased libido

- Inability to make physical effort

- Inability to hold a position for too long

- Infertility

 

Professional :

- Regular absences

- Loss of efficiency

- Loss of concentration

- Loss of results

- Inability to hold a position for too long

- Inability to make physical effort

 

Social:

- Lack of understanding

- Chronic fatigue impacting social relationships

- Too much pain for the least activity

- Lack of support from those around him

- Inability to hold a position for too long

- Inability to make physical effort

 

  • An inflammation

 

     Severe menstrual pain can be linked to the presence of intense inflammation in the body that can be related to food.

Symptoms most often present:

- Chronic fatigue

- Irritability

- Multiple allergies

- Digestive problems

 

     To do this, consult a nutritionist without delay, who will be able to improve your diet and thus reduce the underlying chronic inflammation.        

       

            Avoid eating foods with high inflammatory rates!

 

To avoid :

- Reduce your consumption of animal products (meat, dairy products) to 3-4 times/week

- Saturated fats ("bad fats"): foods containing nitrite salt (like many deli meats), fried foods, chips, meats, junk food...

- Added/processed sugar: white sugar, prepared foods, fast food, soda,...

- Trans fats: partially hydrogenated oils

- Gluten: with the ROWB memo: Rye Oats Wheat Barley 

- Artificial sweeteners

- Refined carbohydrates: white rice, white flour, potatoes, ...

- Alcohol: high inflammatory rate and high in calories

- Dairy products: milk, cheese, butter, ...

To do:

- Increase consumption of unsaturated fats ("good fats"): fatty fish (salmon, mackerel, eel, tuna = 1-2 times/week), avocado oil, flaxseed oil, chia seeds, walnuts ...

- Management of chronic stress

- Take care of your sleep quality and quantity

- Favour anti-inflammatory foods: green leafy vegetables, cruciferous vegetables (radish, cabbage, rutabaga, arugula, turnip), thyme, oregano, rosemary, cinnamon, turmeric, pears, strawberries, apples, black grapes, lean meats, green tea, legumes, oilseeds: avocado, walnuts, flaxseed, chia

- Focus on foods rich in fiber: peas, beans, dried figs, wheat bran, green vegetables, whole-grain pasta and bread, black olives, oat bran

- Monitor your blood sugar levels and avoid yo-yoing (regular sugar spikes)

- Hydration up to 2 to 2.5L

- Analysis of the acid-base balance at least once a year

- Good omega 6 and 3 ratio (= omega 6/omega 3 ratio lower than 4): consume 4 times more omega 6: grape seed oil, walnut oil, sunflower oil, corn oil, walnuts, pine nuts, poppy seeds, sunflower seeds, pistachios...

Omega 3: Flaxseed oil, chia and flaxseed, walnuts, mayonnaise, mackerel, sardines, herring, salmon...

 

  • Prostaglandins

 

     Responsible for many reactions in the body but also present in food, prostaglandins are hormones that can be responsible for inflammation and intense uterine contractions.

 

Some roles of prostaglandins :

- Muscle relaxation
- No contraction
- No pain
- Blood clotting
- Maintenance of tissues
- Uterine contractions more or less strong
- Responsible for certain pains
- Fever

 

     Responsible for the normal contractions of the uterus in order to eliminate the endometrium (tissues present in the uterus allowing the reception of the embryo). In large quantities in the circulation, the contractions of the uterus are stronger, so the pain is higher.

 

Favour unsaturated fats:

- Avocado
- Nuts: almonds, walnuts, etc.
- Sunflower
- Grape seed
- Dark chocolate
- Isio 4 oil
- Fatty fish: salmon, mackerel, tuna, herring, sardines
- Rapeseed oil
- Nuts
- Wheat germ
- Olive and olive oil

 

And let's avoid foods with saturated fats:

- Pastries
- Animal products: beef, poultry, cold cuts, goose/duck fat, bacon,
- Dairy products: butter, milk, cheese, yogurt
- Palm oil
- Junk food
- Coconut oil
- Charcuterie
- Fried food
- Lard
- Animal fat
- Cod liver oil
- Fatty liver

 

     Get quick relief by following the 13 Tips against menstrual pain, by visiting our site or by visiting Origin: Uterus TM the site entirely dedicated to menstrual pain without the use of medication! Gathering a maximum of techniques !

 

Don't let the pain make you unable to cope anymore!
CONSULT QUICKLY!
 
Warning: If you are still not relieved and/or your pain is incapacitating or considered too extreme: CONSULT A DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST QUICKLY
 
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